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Today’s Birthday: MAXIMILIEN FRANÇOIS MARIE ISIDORE DE ROBESPIERRE (1758)


Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (1758)

Robespierre was one of the leading figures of the French Revolution. He was elected to the National Assembly in 1789 and became an influential orator. After calling for the execution of the king in 1792, he led the Jacobins and the Committee of Public Safety in establishing the Reign of Terror, during which hundreds

Maximilien Robespierre and his Followers on th...

Maximilien Robespierre and his Followers on their Way to the Scaffold on 28 July 1794 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 of thousands of political opponents were arrested and thousands were guillotined. In 1794, he was overthrown and executed. What was his role in the Cult of the Supreme BeingMore… Discuss